ST. CHARLES, Mo. (Nov. 19) – Studd Morris, Dylan Lucas and Anthony DesVigne had runner-up finishes to lead 11 Central Oklahoma placers in the Lindenwood Open Saturday at Hyland Arena.
Morris (125), Lucas (133) and DesVigne (174) led the way for the Bronchos in the huge one-day tournament that attracted nearly 500 entries. UCO also got a third-place effort from 157 Gabe Johnson, while 149 Brik Filippo took fourth, 141 Nate Keim fifth and 125 Garrett Steidley and 165 Ty Lucas sixth in the open division.
UCO had a pair of top-four finishers at 141 in the freshman-sophomore division as Ryder Ramsey came in second and Josh Taylor fourth while 184 Kohner Gallagher was third.
The Bronchos also had three unattached entries place in the top six of the freshman-sophomore division, led by Garrett Wells’ championship effort at 184 pounds. Bam West was runner-up at 149 and Guy Clevenger fifth at 125.
“We looked like we did last year at the national tournament,” head coach Todd Steidley said. “We need to do a better job of dealing with adversity and that starts with me and the way we practice.
“There were some good things that happened, but we’ve got a lot of work to do. We need to get tougher mentally and stop giving our opponents so much respect.”
Morris made the finals with a pair of hard-fought decisions following a first-round bye, clipping Jayden Carson of Division I Arkansas-Little Rock 4-3 before using a takedown in sudden victory to upset Division II’s seventh-ranked Christian Mejia of McKendree 3-1.
The junior suffered his first loss after a 9-0 start to the season with a 3-1 sudden-victory setback to Oklahoma State’s Zach Blankenship.
Lucas also lost for the first time after opening the year 8-0, dropping a wild 12-10 finals decision to OSU’s Reece Witcraft.
The sophomore drew an opening-round bye before winning methodical 8-2 and 6-2 decisions to move into the title bout.
DesVigne, making his debut at 174 after starting the season at 184, opened with 7-4 and 6-3 wins before cruising to a 9-1 major decision in the semifinals in moving to 10-0.
The junior fell in the finals to Maryville’s 12th-ranked Bret Heil.
Johnson clipped Northeastern Oklahoma A&M’s Dylan Brown, ranked No. 2 in the junior college ranks, 4-2 in his third-place bout.
Filippo lost to a pair of Division I opponents in finishing fourth.
Ramsey opened the tournament with a major decision and second-period fall, then prevailed 1-0 in a tight quarterfinal battle before breezing to 9-3 semifinal victory.
Gallagher went 5-1 on the day, winning two sudden-victory matches in making the semifinals before falling in another overtime bout. He rebounded with two consolation victories to claim third.
Wells wasn’t tested in rolling to the title. The redshirting freshman had two first-period falls, a 17-2 technical fall and easy 9-2 win in marching into the finals before capping his perfect 5-0 day with a first-period fall.
West had no trouble making the gold medal match, following a first-round major decision with back-to-back falls. He lost a tough 3-2 decision in the finals to Iowa’s Joel Jesuroga.
The Bronchos will be off next week before resuming the dual schedule Dec. 2 at home against Ouachita Baptist.
UCO RESULTS (Open Division)
125 Garrett Steidley (6th): Pinned Jaxson Roney, Ozarks, 2:06; lost to Davian Guanajuato, SIU-Edwardsville, 4-2; dec. Alec Bailey, Lindenwood, 3-0; pinned Austin Kegley, Lindenwood, 1:47; lost to Christian Mejia, McKendree, 4-3; lost to Davian Guanajuato, SIU-Edwardsville, 7-2.
125 Studd Morris (2nd): Dec. Jayden Carson, Arkansas-Little Rock, 4-3; dec. Christian Mejia, McKendree, 3-1 (SV); lost to Zach Blankenship, Oklahoma State, 3-1 (SV).
133 Dylan Lucas (2nd): Dec. Marcel Lopez, SIU-Edwardsville, 8-2; dec. Ryan Ripplinger, McKendree, 6-2; lost to Reece Witcraft, Oklahoma State, 12-10.
141 Nate Keim (5th): Dec. Aidan Campbell, Arkansas-Little Rock, 4-0; lost to Peter Kuster, Drury, 6-2; lost to Taylor Jokerst, Maryville, 6-5; won by medical forfeit over Jake Dado, Ozarks.
149 Brik Filippo (4th): Dec. Justin Benjamin, Northwestern, 10-5; lost to Jordan Williams, Oklahoma State, 9-4; won by medical forfeit over Bretli Reyna, Iowa; dec. Saul Ervin, SIU-Edwardsville, 11-4; lost to Nate Pulliam, Missouri, 14-7.
157 Gabe Johnson (3rd): Lost toCam Steed, Missouri, 5-3; dec. Austin Keal, Arkansas-Little Rock, 6-2; dec. Dylan Brown, NEO, 4-2.
165 Ty Lucas (6th): Tech. fall Dax Grove, Ozarks, 16-1; dec. Joseph Martin, Northwestern, 3-2; lost to Cory Peterson, McKendree, 2-1; lost to Bradley Gillum, SIU-Edwardsville, 4-1; lost major dec. Joseph Martin, Northwestern, 11-0.
174 Anthony DesVigne (2nd): Dec. Luke Silva, Aurora, 7-4; dec. Ellis Pfleger, Missouri, 6-3; major dec. Ethan Smith, Drury, 9-1; lost fall to Bret Heil, Maryville, 2:17.
UCO RESULTS (Freshman/Sophomore Division)
133 Leyton Manley: Dec. Jackson McCormick, Rochester, 6-0; lost to Arojae Hart, Indian Hills, 5-0; lost fall to Sam Smith, Unattached, 0:30.
141 Josh Taylor (4th): Dec. Kody Ketchum, Maryville, 5-4; dec. Rasheek Bonds, McKendree, 5-4; dec. Matthew Bahl, NEO, 6-3; lost fall to Brennan Van Hoecke, Arkansas-Little Rock, 1:27; dec. Raphael Marascio, NEO, 10-9; withdrew from consolation finals with injury.
141 Ryder Ramsey (2nd): Major dec. Mitchell Huber, Central Methodist, 10-1; pinned Ruben Calderon, Unattached, 4:49; dec. Raphael Marascio, NEO, 1-0; dec. Jazen Brown, Labette, 9-3; lost by fall to Brennan Van Hoecke, Arkansas-Little Rock, 1:33.
174 Barrett Haemker: Pinned Brock Neill, Eureka, 6:36; major dec. Owian Ulven, Drury, 10-0; lost to Walker Ingram, Rochester, 4-0; withdrew with injury.
184 Kohner Gallagher (3rd): Dec. Kennedy Wyatt, Bellarmine, 8-6 (SV); dec. Sincere Osborne, Central Methodist, 5-4; dec. Gabe Commons, NEO, 3-1 (SV); lost to Austin Raynor, Lindenwood, 8-6 (SV); dec. Jacob Henson, Central Methodist, 5-1; dec. Luke Shaver, Drury, 6-5.
184 Kohl Owen: Lost to Luke Shaver, Drury, 9-4; pinned Zach Eaton, Eureka, 1:50; lost to Jeremiah Halter, Drury, 4-2 (SV).
RESULTS FOR UNATTACHED UCO ENTRIES (Freshman/Sophomore Division)
125 Guy Clevenger (5th): Dec. Chase Arnestad, Liberty, 9-4; pinned Jack Cornell, Quincy, 6:29; lost major dec. to Jack Parker, Bellermine, 13-5; major dec. Colton King, Central Methodist, 16-5; lost major dec. to Reid Nelson, Arkansas-Little Rock, 13-5; dec. Justin Bradford, Indian Hills, 8-2.
133 Barrett Hilton: Pinned Isaiah Rogers, Quincy, 4:34; lost to Shay Korhorn, Bellarmine, 6-5; lost tech. fall to Peyton Brown, NEO, 21-6.
149 Bam West (2nd): Maj. Dec. Tyler Bierman, Missouri Valley, 8-0; pinned Charlie Fifield, Illinois, 6:04; pinned Jonathan Vincent, Labette, 1:13; lost to Joel Jesuroga, Iowa, 3-2.
157 Jose Flores: Dec. Sergio Palacios, Ozarks, 4-2 (SV); lost fall to Tony Pacetti, Joliet, 5:00; lost fall to David Caron, Triton, 4:17.
184 Garrett Wells (1st): Pinned Michael Chancellor, Carl Albert, 2:44; tech. fall Antony Tuttle, Rochester, 17-2; pinned RC Morris, Ozarks, 3:00; dec. Luke Shaver, Drury, 9-2; pinned Austin Raynor, Lindenwood, 2:52.
197 Seth Sarasua: Dec. Chase Waggoner, Illinois, 3-1; lost major dec. to Jesse Cassatt, Missouri, 11-3; lost tech. fall to Joseph Braunagel, Illinois, 22-7.